Do You Like Daylight Savings Time?

Most of the nation woke a little less rested last Sunday morning, having given up an hour of sleep after turning forward their clocks one hour for Daylight Savings Time. This week’s online poll question is: “How do you feel about Daylight Savings Time?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.

Discuss this poll 41

Anonymous
on Mar 29, 2013

I hate the time change. Just leave the clock alone. My kids have a hard time adjusting. I would much prefer to have the daylight in the morning to check cows. Why should we have to mess around changing clocks twice a year? Just stick with one time year around.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Leave it one way or the other.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Leave the time alone; I don't care which time it is. As a farmer, it makes no difference.

Anonymous
on Mar 21, 2013

Leave the clock alone. Change business hours, or go to work hours if necessary.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

Leave the time change alone! One way or the other; don't change.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

just move it 30 minutes and leave it year round.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

I love it

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

I don't get enough sleep, don't matter what time I'm on.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

leave daylight savings time on all year and change start times if dark is a problem.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

I don't like DST, but I think it should be left one way or the other. The disruption to schedules - mealtimes, school, etc. - is bad, specially for small children who simply can't adjust.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

Daylight savings time was created by those who live by the clock, not for those who work sun up to sun down caring for the land and animals.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

I FARM AND HAVE 4 LARGE IMPLEMENT BUSNESS I WORK FROM DAYLIGHT TILL DARK, DAY LIGHT CUTS DOWN ON FAMILY TIME

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

DLST yr. around,would be the best for all.Children could play outdoors, in winter after school. Part time farmers would have more time to check their livestock and even do a little ice fishing if they lived in the N. States.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

I think if we need a daylight savings time fine, but just leave it one way or the other instead of changing back and forth.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

I like the extra daylight in the afternoons since I work a full time job also.

Anonymous
on Mar 20, 2013

High noon ought to mean the same thing every 24 hours. Get the government out of timekeeping and leave our clocks alone.

Anonymous
on Mar 18, 2013

DLST year round. You can work after five better than before going to work. If you are just checking cows in the AM doing that in the dark is ok.

Anonymous
on Mar 17, 2013

Only the government could think that changing the clock could make the day longer.

Anonymous
on Mar 16, 2013

On the western edge of the time zone daylight savings time puts us two hours ahead of 12:00 at mid day sun. I don't like it.

Anonymous
on Mar 16, 2013

Here in western Indiana we are on double daylight time, sunrise about 8 AM, and sunset about 8 PM now, that makes 4 hours of daylight before noon, (the traditional middle of the day), and 8 hours after noon. Also the entire state is not on the same time--we are on the same time as Augusta, Maine, but not as the counties in Indiana 2 counties away.

Anonymous
on Mar 16, 2013

Really like DST, b ut having a hard time adjusting this year, might have something to do with age.

Anonymous
on Mar 16, 2013

Stick with one time year 'round, one way or another. We don't need to be messing with the clock twice yearly.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

Leave it alone one way or another. If you want to start your day in the dark, start at 5. If businesses or schools wanted to change their day, change it. Messing with the clock does not make any more time in the day for a farmer. Start early, work as long as you can and then rest up for tomorrow.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

I think it should be left alone. Tired and grouchy for a week trying to catch up. And some can't afford to lose that edge between grouchy and happy face.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

Goverment Time and GODS Time, leave it alone.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

Daylight savings year round gets my vote. Spring forward and leave it there.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

I needed that hour of daylight in the a.m. to check calving cows brfore going to my day job.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

When you work a 45 hour job away from the farm, the hour of daylight in the a.m. is nice for checking calving cows before work. Now I have to check them in the dark beforegoing to my day job.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

The biggest problem with daylight saveings time is that if you live in the northern states your children have to stand in the dark waiting for the school bus and this does't help to build their confidence when you have to drive them down to bus ever day. It stinks.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

I much prefer the extra hour of daylight to be in the evening, rather than in the morning. If I had myway, we would be on day-light savings time all year around!

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

There are only 24hours in a day. Work until your done then rest. Leave the clock alone.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

I like it. I like the longer summer evenings.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

adjust it by 1/2 hour and then let it alone...

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

For those that like it because it gives them more daylight learn to get up earlier...

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

Get up earlier and work later. Not good for farmers and ranchers who need parts for equipment when the parts store closes an hour earlier than before the time change.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

I really wish they would leave it one way or the other, pick one and stay with it year round! When you work from daylight to dark it doesn't matter but if you have an appointment to keep that's another issue. If people want more daylight the they can get up earlier it's called Flextime.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

bingo. leave it one way or the other. Personally, I would prefer DST year around.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

I'd like to have it year around. I love it.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

The original reason for DST is to give people an additional hour of daylight at the end of the work day. I like it a lot. I heard someone say DST was so Americans can be lazy and it uses up more electricity due to A/C the house in August. That is a load of carp. DST allows us to be more productive, something the communists and others don't like about Americans.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

In fla. it can get very hot,so now it's earlier in the morning when I start my day. This is a good thing.

Anonymous
on Mar 15, 2013

Since I still work a 40 hour day job, I like the extra daylight for farm things.

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